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By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 45
Last week was a really interesting week for me in the real estate business, as I got 6 awesome real estate referrals that I was able to share with the agents at my office. Lots of agents are seeking referrals in order to add more buyer and seller leads to their sales pipeline. So, I thought it m...
By Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
(www.PrinterBees.com)
Comments 24
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has registered a trademark on REALTOR®, and they’re very serious about protecting that trademark. Properly using “REALTOR®” in your marketing can save you from a lot of headaches, problems, and financial liability.If you do misuse the term REALTOR® in a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 39
Uber and the Real Estate AgentI just started using Uber on my last two business trips. New ideas fascinate me so I have been full of questions about how it all works and why someone would do this for a living. The Uber drivers have characteristics similar to those of us that choose to sell real e...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 53
It's getting harder and harder to rise above the competition but it can be done. It takes time and commitment. It's consistency. It's being in front of your audience all the time, never letting more than a few days go by without them knowing who you are, what you do and where you do it. Now, this...
By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 72
As the managing Principal Broker of a mid-sized independent Brokerage, I am in the position to regularly hear agent complaints concerning the lack of basic salesmanship of other agents. Not a day goes by that I don't hear the frustration of my agents complaining that the agent on the other side o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 41
ActiveRain is a fantastic community.  Supportive beyond anything you might ever expect the day you first create your profile.  Sharing is the norm, not the exception.  Paths to building your business are routinely published both by the AR Staff and by Rainers.  Doesn't matter if you sport the ora...
By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 60
INCREASE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS BY MEETING TWO NEW PEOPLE PER WEEK CHALLENGEExperts tell us that they key to any successful business is networking with other professionals. How many of you are networking with professionals on a weekly basis? I have decided to meet two new people per week since...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 38
Is there a difference what can be left as opposed to what should be left behind by the seller after closing? Some sellers love to leave things behind because that way they do not have to move them. Other sellers take everything including what is nailed down. SO what is right answer? First, what i...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 50
How many 'Little' things are we overlooking for our clients?This past weekend I stopped in a local General Store in Garfield Bay Idaho.  It was early morning with no one but me shopping.  I made a purchase to serve as my breakfast and headed outside.  While enjoying one of the two picnic tables w...
By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 48
In my market, with the high cost of home ownership, renting is sometimes the only way to go. In most markets it does not pay for agents to do rentals. They are very time consuming and most of the time we spend a lot of time, energy and gas driving renters around only to end up with them disappear...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 81
Are You Ready to Thrive if Real Estate Market Shifts?Those who have been in the real estate industry for a while have seen the ups and downs. Most of us are in it to win it, others only do well during sunny days. Which category do you fall in?Are you ready to thrive if the real estate market shif...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Comments 79
 My 5  P.M.  appointment was an Exotic Septuagenarian, and did she ever take me for a ride.     My recent 5 PM appointment was a brief break from real estate as the Collings Foundation stopped off at the Purdue University Airport in West Lafayette, Indiana to give the community a chance to view a...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah South, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 40
Dealing with a difficult agent is like getting sacked! Oooooof! You see it coming. Nothing you can do except brace for impact. To avoid getting blindsided by aggressive tactics, stay within the four corners of the Real Estate Purchase Contract. You can successfully accomplish the goals set forth....
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 21
What I Should Have Done As A Home Buyer So many calls in the last couple of weeks from out of state buyers who are asking about RI home inventory and prices.  These are home buyers who always go it alone, do not have a targeted good Realtor to work with and believe they can always buy with their ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 44
 This may sound counter intuitive but I would urge you never to select someone as an employee or agent based on their experience.  That may be somewhat of an exaggeration.  What I am saying is really don't base your decision solely on experience.  One of the biggest mistakes a business and hiring...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 56
Can you think of a single luxury real estate marketing professional who does not love getting referrals? Based on the law of reciprocity, generating referrals begets receiving them. The more you give the more you get. Yet, few agents make it their business to source referrals to non-competitive b...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 59
Buyer finds the home of their dreams...Offer is made...Offer is accepted...And suddenly, 'COLD FEET SYNDROME' sets in...The questions start to swirl in the buyer's head:Am I making the right decision?Can I afford this?What if...??The most experienced and seasoned buyer agents report that 'Cold Fe...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 17
Jay Thompson was kind enough to point me toward a really good article written by Joe Manna entitled Millenial's guide to buying your first home.  It's a fairly long article, and Lord knows that in today's internet world, we don't have the patience to read through a lengthy piece, but the article ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 63
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 14-August 20, 2016. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 22
My expectations for the Rio 2016 Olympics weren't as high as prior games, and I am very happy to say I was wrong.  The athletes and Rio have rewarded with true moments of exhilaration, athletic grace and raw power. Prior to the games starting, the ActiveRain community had a contest, which challen...
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